Waterloo Sunrise said:
No one makes you buy sky. The only monopoly in British TV is the BBC.
Sky are the only TV company in Britain who ever invest in anything. Digital was championed by them. HD the same. Now 3D the same.
All the other TV companies just sit on the sidelines moaning while sky invest money, take risks and often succeed as a result.
If you thought my complaint was about not liking the service sky provides me with then you have really misunderstood.
Let me ask you this. Do yout think animal rights protesters protest outside Mcdonalds because they are unhappy with the taste of the mc chicken burger, or because they dont like the tactics Mcdonalds employs. Will they change their mind if you tell them "if you dont like Mcdonalds dont buy it?"
Thats my problem with sky, especially Sky news - what it does to society, and the influence that it has on issues which effect me. Its basically tmz on tv, but with enough power and influence to be treated seriously by politicians. For them the election was simply a big money making opportunity, nothing else. So what did they do? They blackmailed the candidates into holding an election debate, one of which was exclusively on sky news. They had a 10 oclock programme where their "political expert" bolton would invite celebrities who know s**t all about politics to talk for 2 minutes about "the issues that matter" ie the election, and then for 5 minutes about football.
Oh and you mention hd. Have you seen their election adverts. They had a picture of Gordon Brown and then the words "you decide, in HD" with the HD taking up half the screen.
Ironically i saw a poster like this in the exact place they had 1 month previous had a jose mourinho poster with the words "football is better in hd"
Right now they have a poster there saying "Sky news now in HD". And what great world figure is on the poster. David Cameron? Obama? Nick Clegg? Sarkozy? nope nope nope nope. Its the manager of Fulham fc football club. Because at the end of the day, that is the kind of story, that becomes "breaking news" on the sky news channel.
Oh, and any time a celebrity takes a crap or anyother event of note the so called "hd copter" is immediately on the scene faster than rescue services ever could.